This farmhouse created by Pattersons Associates, located in New Zealand, responds to the environment as a fortress enclosing a luxury sanctuary for family living. The site conditions presented a challenge, specifically the need to protect from the wind. The external walls are made of concrete in a layered system of vertical tanalized battens that almost look like weathered copper plates, creating a kind of moisture-locking system. The home reflects its owner’s robust outdoor lifestyle (raising sheep!), and the atrium with pool is a nice feature to have.

Parihoa Farmhouse in New Zealand by Pattersons Associates in architecture  Category

Parihoa Farmhouse in New Zealand by Pattersons Associates in architecture  Category

Parihoa Farmhouse in New Zealand by Pattersons Associates in architecture  Category

Parihoa Farmhouse in New Zealand by Pattersons Associates in architecture  Category

Parihoa Farmhouse in New Zealand by Pattersons Associates in architecture  Category

Parihoa Farmhouse in New Zealand by Pattersons Associates in architecture  Category

Parihoa Farmhouse in New Zealand by Pattersons Associates in architecture  Category

Parihoa Farmhouse in New Zealand by Pattersons Associates in architecture  Category

Architect: Pattersons Associates
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Materials: Concrete, glass, steel, wood paneling
Project Area: 4500 square feet
Photos: Jean-Luc Laloux

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